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by | Sep 3, 2022 | Business




From new apartments being approved to restaurants reopening and ready to serve, here’s your weekly look at what’s happening with businesses in your neighborhood.







ABE ATIYEH WAREHOUSES: 1492 Van Buren Road, Palmer TownshipA conditional use hearing for the developer’s proposed warehouses is not over yet, with Palmer’s board of supervisors set to discuss it again Sept. 27. Residents and some township officials have criticized the proposal. Read more.***AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC.: Upper Macungie TownshipThe global industrial-gas company plans to help the U.K. reduce carbon emissions through a partnership. Air Products announced this week that it will work with Associated British Ports to build the first British large-scale “green hydrogen” plant at the Port of Immingham.Green hydrogen, produced with minimal environmental impact, can be used in place of fossil fuels in heavy industry and transportation.The Air Products venture will also accommodate liquefied carbon dioxide (CO2) from carbon-capture projects as that pollutant makes its way to permanent storage under the North Sea.The project reflects the philosophy stated this year by Air Products Chairman, Chief Executive and President Seifi Ghasemi: “Our growth strategy and our sustainability strategy are one.”The company has a goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. Get the full story.***BYRON PLACE PIZZERIA & ITALIAN RESTAURANT: 124 S. Walnut St., BathThe new pizza restaurant has held a grand opening to introduce its varied menu to the Bath community.Byron Place serves stromboli, hot sandwiches, cold subs and grinders, wraps, burgers and cheesesteaks. In addition to pizza and Italian standards, it also serves lamb and chicken gyros, and a Buffalo chicken cheesesteak.Byron Place is open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday.***JENNY’S KUALI: 102 E. Fourth St., BethlehemThe South Bethlehem Malaysian and vegetarian restaurant will close at the end of September, after serving “999,999 dumplings,” according to the Facebook post of owners Jenny and Roy Lim. They operated Jenny’s for 10 years, and the House of Chen in Allentown before that.Kuali means “wok” in the Malay language. Both Lims were born in Malaysia.Jenny’s will continue selling sauces and cookbooks, and holding pop-ups and classes. The restaurant was not only a local favorite, it was a Lehigh University institution, serving thousands of students over its decade-long run. Get all the info.***KHANISA’S: 118 Northampton St., EastonThe pudding bar is moving to Allentown after problems at its Easton address. Khanisa’s next stop will be the Downtown Allentown Market, with a grand opening on Oct. 1.The dessert business has complained about problems with its building, and claimed city officials were slow to respond. Mayor Sal Panto objected to some of Khanisa and Sean Darby’s remarks and said the main issue was between the business and the building owner.The Downtown Allentown Market is at 27 N. 7th St. Read the full story.***LEHIGH LANDSCAPE SUPPLY & NURSERY: 1040 Riverview Drive, WalnutportThe Walnutport garden and landscaping business on Riverview Drive (Route 145) plans to hold a grand opening Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The family-owned operation carries a full line of professional brand landscape products, and has mulch, sand, soil, construction materials and decorative stones for delivery or pick-up.Lehigh Landscape serves the contractor and homeowner markets.***LEHIGH VALLEY TRADE CENTERS II AND III and LAKE HYDRA: Hanoverville Road, Lower Nazareth TownshipWarehouse construction is moving ahead at and near the site of the former Dutch Springs aqua park. Developer Trammell Crow said Lehigh Valley Trade Center II (LVTC II) at 4939 Hanoverville Road is near completion, adding 527,000 square feet of warehouse space.Ground is breaking for LVTC III, near the quarry now known as Lake Hydra. Those distribution buildings will cover about 588,000 square feet and be done in late 2023.The quarry was saved for recreational diving and training. Trammell Crow donated land for DIVE LLC, formed by Ken Kraft and Jim Folk, to operate the scuba venue. That means not just diving for fun and certification, but emergency-response teams will continue to train at Lake Hydra. Read more.***RACHEL’S REFINISHED FURNITURE, EDGE LANDSCAPING AND EXCAVATION, AUGUST BLOOM DESIGNS: 205 Blue Valley Drive, BangorThe Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting with the three Haffling siblings — Connor, Lauren and Rachel — on Sept. 10.Rachel, 17, started Rachel’s Refinished Furniture three years ago. Connor, 18, runs Edge Landscaping and Excavation, and Lauren, 22, started August Blooms. She makes hand-tufted carpets and wall hangings after studying textiles at Moravian University. Get all the details.***WALLY’S DELI: 1245 Chestnut St., EmmausThe delicatessen may close after 33 years unless some new employees walk through the door soon. Wally’s said on Facebook that lack of staff will force it to close by the end of September.Wally’s Allentown location will remain open.Hiring has been a challenge in many industries, with Pennsylvania unemployment at 4.3% and warehouses driving up hourly wages. Read more.***WAWA, BANK, APARTMENT COMPLEX AT HARVEY’S CORNER: 4900 Freemansburg Ave., Bethlehem TownshipWagner Enterprises’ plan to develop the vacant corner east of the CVS store on Freemansburg Avenue will come up again before township zoning officials, after a meeting Wednesday was shut down after 2.5 hours.The proposed Wawa with gas pumps, …

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